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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

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Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. CashinJoan Cashin is a professor of history at Ohio State University, specializing in social, economic, and cultural history from the Revolution through the Civil War. She is the author of A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier (1991) and First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War (2006), which won the Fletcher Pratt Award from the Civil War Roundtable of New York. She is also the editor of Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South (1996); Clotel, or the President's Daughter (1996), a novel by Williams Wells Brown; and The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War (2002). Her next two books will consider material culture during the Civil War era.